[PREMIERE] Laidback Luke And A-Trak’s 2008 Original “Shake It Down” Gets A Refreshing Rework From Tommie Sunshine and SLATIN

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Nearly a decade after its initial release, Laidback Luke and A-Trak’s 2008 single “Shake It Down” has received a stellar rework! The original version of this track blended elements of both electro house and techno, an innovative sound that caught plenty of attention at the time. Today we’re happy to be premiering Tommie Sunshine and SLATIN’s remix of the track.

For longtime fans of TSIS, Tommie Sunshine is a familiar name. We featured his extensive remix work often throughout 2013 and 2014, including his take on Disclosure’s “White Noise,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s “Maps” and a few others. For this remix he teamed up with SLATIN, a rising bass house producer based in Madrid. The two have come together for various remixes in the past, with their respective sounds complimenting each other quite well.

Tommie Sunshine and SLATIN refer to this release as a “refresh,” a fitting name for their spin on “Shake It Down”. The two producers preserve the roots of the track, keeping the familiar pounding basslines and deep vocal samples intact. They up the energy with various builds throughout, adding layer upon layer of primal basslines, both skittering and upbeat synths, and much more to create a gripping, modern production fitting for 2017. Check it out below and enjoy!

Laidback Luke & A-Trak - Shake It Down (Tommie Sunshine & SLATIN Refresh)

A-Trak, Quavo and Lil Yachty Link Up On Catchy New Single "Believe"

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Electronic music icon, A-Trak, impresses per usual with his latest release “Believe” featuring Quavo and Lil Yachty. A-Trak capitalizes on the latest trends in music recruiting two of the more recently notable hip-hop artists in the game. Lil Yachty has developed a major following for his hysterical personality and his absurd music videos such as “Minnesota” and “Broccoli”. Quavo has seen exponential growth after creating Migos and since has collaborated with the likes of Major Lazer and DJ Khaled. The three artist have come together to create “Believe” which captures each of their unique styles perfectly.

The production from A-Trak shows his versatility being able to work with any sound and contribute his subtle creative touch. The verses from both Lil Yachty and Quavo are exactly what you’d hope and they complement each other extremely well. “Believe” is an incredibly catchy song that anyone can find themselves dancing to… A perfect summer song. Enjoy!


A-Trak - Believe feat. Quavo & Lil Yachty | iTunes | Spotify

A-Trak Announces New DJ And Beat-Making Competition: The Goldie Awards Ft. Diplo, Mija & More

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Producer, turntablist and label exec. A-Trak has worn countless hats over the years. Having reached the level of super-stardom he has, it’s hard to believe that he got his start over 20 years ago after winning the DMC World DJ Championship at age 15. Today he announced that he will be putting on yet another hat, this time for the role of competition curator, as he’s just announced a brand new DJ and beat-making competition - The Goldie Awards.

A-Trak’s label Fool's Gold has teamed up with TMWRK, THUMP and Noisey to present an innovative competition designed to reflect the genreless, borderless and limitless nature of music today. Hosted by Dave East, a judging panel made up of Diplo, Mannie Fresh, Mija, Just Blaze, Craze, Destructo and The Whooligan (Soulection) will judge 6 DJ’s and 6 producers on their technical skill and creativity on September 7th at Brooklyn Steel in NYC.

Starting today, applicants can submit videos online, on Instagram and on YouTube with the hashtag #GOLDIEAWARDS to be considered for either the Beat Battle or DJ Battle. Learn more about the application process and competition rules here and for those of you wanting to be a spectator during all the action, tickets will be available here starting this Friday (June 9). Check out A-Trak’s video explaining The Goldie Awards below and enjoy!

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